Walsh Holding Congressional Hearing in Woodstock Monday Morning

Maybe there has been a Congressional Hearing held in McHenry County before, but I can’t remember one.

Monday, Congressman Joe Walsh will hold the hearing in a part of his 8th Congressional District that will not be in his new 8th District if the Federal Courts do not intervene. His press release follows:

Chairman Walsh To Hold Field Hearing On How Washington Is Stunting Small Business Job Creation

There probably won't be as big a crowd at the Woodstock City Hall for Joe Walsh's Congressiional Hearing as there was at the Cubbie Bear Thrusday night for his announcement that he will run for re-election in the 8th District.

 Washington– On Monday, December 12, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8), Chairman of the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, will hold a field hearing to examine how the economic, fiscal, and regulatory uncertainty created by Washington is preventing small business owners and entrepreneurs from expanding their businesses and creating jobs.  The subcommittee will hear testimony from local businesses about how the federal government could promote a business climate that would actually foster entrepreneurship and small business job creation.

Walsh stated:

“Small businesses are the key to pulling America out of this recession, not big government.

“I believe it is imperative to hear from local business owners in the heartland about what exactly Washington needs to change or is doing wrong.

“That is how we can work together to get government out of the way, so that American small businesses can do what they do best—create jobs.”

The hearing will include testimony from four local businesses:

  • Eric Treiber, President and CEO, Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc., Bensenville, IL
  • Bo Strom, President of Charles River Development in Crystal Lake, IL
  • Perry Moy, Owner of Plum Garden Restaurant in McHenry, IL, testifying on behalf of the National Restaurant Association
  • Craig Larson, Founder and President of AHC Advisors Inc. in St. Charles, IL, testifying on behalf of the Financial Planning Association.

 Materials for the hearing are posted on the House Small Business Committee’s website HERE.

 WHO: This event is open to the public

 WHAT:  House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access hearing entitled: Is Uncertainty Contributing to the Jobs Crisis: The Views of Local Illinois Small Businesses

 WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2011

10:00am CST

 WHERE:  Woodstock City Hall
121 West Calhoun Street
Woodstock, Illinois


Walsh Holding Congressional Hearing in Woodstock Monday Morning — 1 Comment

  1. Based on the title of his press release it sounds like he already has his answer to his own question, so this event would seem to be a photo op for the Walsh campaign.

    Most of these types of congressional dog-and-pony shows are, but his staff could at least try to give the appearance of objectivity.

    Are non-vetted small business owners going to be allowed the opportunity to testify as well?

    How about people whose businesses actually benefitted from SBA or other government grants?

    I think I already know the answer to that, too.

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